My 17 years old friend has Holes in her Heart,is that is this common for teens ?
I have a friend who told me she has holes in her heart that she discovered only 8 months ago. She's 17. She told me that the doctor found out because her heartbeat was irregular, there was even a point in time where her legs gave in and she had a hard time walking. The doctor said that the holes will get bigger and over time her heart will give in and that she only has 6 months or she could get a heart transplan but the chances of that NOT working out is 95%. All I wanna know is that is this common for teens? And i know 95% is ia lot but how often does the 5% happen?
Sorry to read that first of all having hole in heart in general it is very slang word in fact it is defect in the septum ( a wall which separates the left chamber and right chamber ) this is the very common congenital defect among the children if the defect is big enough that create the shunt between two chambers particularly from left to right which causes cynosis ( it is tetralogy of fallot ) then the survival chances of baby is minimal, but this types of defect is very rarely happens in most of the cases the defect is very small and can be repaired,as you mentioned the age your friend is 17 then there is no shunt and the defect could be repairable you better consult any good cardiothorasic surgeon I just gave my opinion accordingly perfect opinion might be differ after going through the clinical examination and investigation
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What your friend is suffering from is called atrial septal defect where in you find a defect or hole in the chamber of the heart. It is usually diagnosed in the later part of adolescent because it is asymptomatic in the initial part of life. Best mode of treatment would be device closure of ASD or surgical closure of the defect. You can consult a cardiologist who would do a echo cardiogram and than decide on appropriate management.
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Catherine.This is sad but it is what the general ratio is.biggest problem with transplants is the that the recepient's body does not accept a foreign organ.Just keep hope.If the doctors agree to do the transplantation, I am sure they will do it only if they see that there's a decent chance of survival.
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